LPP Fusion closes last of $2 million stock offering and slogs away on Tungsten electrode work

LPP Fusion again worked on the details of getting inpurities from the firing of the Tungsten electrode for their dense plasma focus nuclear fusion project. They have cleaned the Tungsten. There was a lot of non-trivial engineering needed. LPP fusion is working out theoretically ways to transfer more of the energy from the electron beam …

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Terrestrial energy allying with the University of Manchester on molten salt reactor development

Canadian Terrestrial Energy has formed an alliance with Dalton Nuclear Institute at the University of Manchester in UK to develop its Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR). The firm intends to accelerate work on the development in order to make it ready for the construction and licensing phase, which has been scheduled for early 2017. Molten …

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China’s military paper discusses goal of offense and defense and Taiwan pitches sharing South China Sea Resources

China’s state council has released a white paper on China’s military. In general the paper indicates that China is shifting a military just for defense to one focused on offense and defense. Taiwan pitches sharing South China Sea Resources Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou laid out a plan on Tuesday to ease tensions in the vast, …

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Diamond can replace silicon for computer chips for faster, lighter and simpler devices

Diamond can run 5 times hotter than Silicon without degrading in performance and is more easily cooled (with 22 times the heat transfer efficiency of silicon), can tolerate higher voltages before breaking down, and electrons (and electron-holes) can move faster through them. Already, semiconductor devices with diamond material are available that deliver one million times …

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Many things went right with Spacex landing attempt and gamechanging reusability seems likely in months

Rand Simberg describes the many things that went right with the Spacex attempted first stage landing. Spacex understands that the key to reducing launch costs is to minimize the degree to which hardware is thrown way. The first stage, with its nine engines, is reportedly about 70% of the total vehicle cost, and the easiest …

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A 96-Antenna System for Next Generation of Wireless

A Rice University wireless antenna rig, known as Argos, represents the largest such array yet built and will serve as a test bed for a concept known as “Massive MIMO.” MIMO, or “multiple-input, multiple-output,” is a wireless networking technique aimed at transferring data more efficiently by having several antennas work together to exploit a natural …

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Waste heat engine finally moving to next commercialization phase

Cyclone Power Technologies developer of the all-fuel clean-tech Cyclone Engine,announced today that it has completed the in-house development and testing phase of its Waste Heat Engine (the WHE-DR) and, as planned, has transitioned the next commercialization and manufacturing phases of the program to The Ohio State University’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR). The Waste Heat …

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Star Trek into Darkness Trailer

The next Star Trek movie into Darkness has a release date of May 17, 2013 in the USA. A few more seconds in the Trailer for Japan If you liked this article, please give it a quick review on ycombinator or StumbleUpon. Thanks Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science …

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HIV detection test that is ten times more sensitive

Cordis – Two researchers funded by the EU have succeeded in developing and testing a state-of-the-art HIV detection test. The Imperial College London, United Kingdom duo says the test is 10 times more sensitive than other methods used to identify this disease, and it is inexpensive. The potential to bring this innovative technique to market …

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 126

The Carnival of Space 126 is up at Entrprenuclear Atomic Insights – Rod Adams covered the discussion about nuclear energy between Theo Simon and George Monbiot. I have no desire to put words into the mouths of either man, but here is my summary of their current arguments. Both of them start with the perspective …

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Moore’s Law threatened by EUV lithography problems

EETimes – Moore’s Law, the engine of semiconductor innovation for decades, is losing steam due to delayed introduction of next-generation extreme ultraviolet lithography. That was the verdict of experts at the 2012 International Symposium on Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography. EUV systems need light sources that are nearly 20 times more powerful than the ones used today …

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